The Reading of the Will
After someone dies, their will is read so that those close to the person will know what has been left to them. The judge who is executing the will then has a legal responsibility to make certain that every person receives what is rightfully theirs.
Now, a stranger might come along and holler and cry and demand that he be given something from a person’s estate, but the only way the stranger can take what has been left to the person named in a will is for that person to allow him to have it.
When we read the New Testament, we are actually reading the “will” that Jesus has left us. The word “testament” literally means “will.” God has left us full provision in His will―His testament. It’s a provision for our souls, minds, bodies, finances, relationships… every part of our lives. The devil would like to get his hands on some of our provision, and he roars a great deal to try to frighten us into letting him gain control. But the only way he can take our provision from us is if we allow him to take it.
Some years ago, the Lord told me the phrase, “Call it back into the Kingdom.” You see, all of God’s blessings and provisions have been willed or left to the people in the Kingdom of God. But, we’ve let some of that provision slide away from us. We’ve been deceived into believing that we get our inheritance when we die! No! We receive our inheritance because Jesus died! He is the One Who made a will, died on the Cross to put it into effect, and then rose again to make sure that His will is carried out the way He intended for it to be. We have an inheritance from Jesus. As believers we are the ones left in His will. He already did His part to meet our needs on this earth and carry out the work of the Kingdom of God.
I encourage you to read God’s will―His “testament” to you―very closely. Really study it. Find out for yourself what provision God has left for you. Then claim what is rightfully yours. Call back into your life what the devil has tried to steal from you. Let’s start living in the fullness of our inheritance.